2023 Music for the Mission Concert Series
Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM – Gerdan Kaleidoscope of World Music
Gerdan – Kaleidoscope of World Music is a professional music ensemble based in Washington DC metropolitan area. Founded by Ukrainian professional duo Solomia Gorokhivska and Andrei Pidkivka, musicians of Gerdan bring the fire and the edge of melodic ideas and rhythms that capture the listener.
The ensemble is named after Gerdan, a multi-colored, intricately woven beaded necklace from Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. Like this dazzling and exquisite necklace of different colors and shapes, musicians create original arrangements of traditional Ukrainian folk melodies and rhythms that reflect their passion for blending the old with the new, in a style that is fresh, lively, and beautiful. The exclusive collection of the Ukrainian authentic flutes in combination with other traditional and modern instruments create unforgettable musical experience. Gerdan’s musicians have been acknowledged for their technique and exquisite musical presentations performing an exciting Eastern European music repertoire. They reveal their passion for traditional music in their artistic expression to build cultural bridges in time and distance.
Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM – Radio King Orchestra
Radio King Orchestra’s extensive big band repertoire and spirited performance delights dancers and listeners. Talented musicians recreate the rich sophistication of big band greats and the carefree nature of the cherished Rat Pack. Energetic musical arrangements breathe new life into these timeless classics that were first popular in the era when radio and supper clubs were king. Radio King Orchestra ignites a passion for this timeless music through exciting renditions and spell-binding lush vocals. Stylized instrumental arrangements, irresistible rhythms and a rich full-bodied big band sound get people dancing, romancing, and reminiscing. Our versatile repertoire encompasses every dance style from cha-cha to mambo to swing to waltz!
Both concerts will be held in the Rosborough Theatre. Support Benevolent Care through a Patron sponsorship and/or purchasing performance tickets below. Patrons of the “Benefit” concert series will be acknowledged in the program and on AVTV for both performances.